Initiative accepting applications

The Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows program recently completed its seventh year and is seeking applicants for the 2014-15 session.

A Decisions Maui and Focus Maui Nui initiative, the program is a yearlong endeavor designed to promote and train community-identified future leaders of Maui County and is coordinated by the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Office of Continuing Education & Training.

Since it began, 85 fellows have completed the program, including 11 graduates who were honored during a commencement ceremony held on May 7 at the Kahili Golf Course in Waikapu.

Members of the Ka Ipu Kukui Class of 2014 include Charles Yeaman, Candace Thackerson, Akili Jones, Alison Cohan, Adam Radford, Nicole Nanea Spalding, Susan Clements, Sonya Niess, Ali Martin, Jennifer Chirico and Jordan Molina.

The deadline to apply to the program for the upcoming year is Friday.

For more information or to nominate a candidate, contact Lori Teragawachi at (808) 984-3406 or go to